An Income Boost mortgage, also known as Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) mortgage is a way of adding some or all of a family member or friend's income to a mortgage to increase the buyer's max borrowing.
So you need to close the affordability gap
You’ve got a healthy enough deposit saved, but you can’t borrow enough to buy your dream home. It’s an all too common story.
Max borrowing alone
Time to tag in a booster
With an Income Boost, an eligible booster can add some of their income to your mortgage to fill the affordability gap. They will have no ownership over the property, but will need to help with repayments if required.
You’re all set to get that dream home
With your booster onboard and the affordability gap gone, we’ll scan the whole market to broker you a Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) mortgage with the additional income.
See how much you increase your borrowing by adding an Income Boost to your mortgage.
Lenders will currently let buyers borrow around 4.5x income, and average house prices sit at 7.5x income.
£720 per month
Buy the home you really love
By combining up to four income sources, an Income Boost can significantly increase a buyer's borrowing potential. So there's no need to compromise on your dream home or your dream location.
A stepping stone to doing it alone
An Income Boost is a temporary support for buyers as they are getting onto the property ladder. When your circumstances change (i.e you get a pay rise), the Booster can come off the mortgage!
Your family won't be out of pocket
With an Income Boost there's no need for a Booster to dip into cash savings or investments to help their buyer. They won't be on the deeds of the property, meaning there's no stamp duty liability.
As with all loans and mortgages, it's important to understand the potential risks and eligibility criteria when considering using an Income Boost, known as a Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor mortgage.
The Booster and the buyer will have to pass a credit check
All borrowers on the mortgage application will need to pass a credit check. If the Booster is overcommitted with their borrowing and outgoings (for example, the Booster’s own mortgage is too big), they may not be eligible for a JBSP mortgage.
Everyone on the mortgage is jointly liable for the monthly payments
It is important to note that all those named on a JBSP mortgage application are ‘jointly & severally liable’ for the monthly mortgage payments. If no one makes those payments, this will affect the credit history of all those named on the mortgage application.
The Booster will not have any legal rights to the property
All those named on the mortgage application will be liable for repaying the mortgage. However, only the homeowner has any rights to the value in the property. So parents or relatives who put their income at risk in this way will have no rights to the property.
We're making it possible for you to buy a home.
Sourced 22nd June 2022. We work from a comprehensive panel of lenders that are representative of the whole of the market. This could get you the best interest rate going on your mortgage.
Tembo is authorised and regulated by the FCA. Plus, we're backed with investment from leading names in finance including Aviva.
Our qualified mortgage experts are trained to make your homeownership dreams happen. In fact, over 70% of our users couldn't buy their home without using a family Boost.
See how an Income Boost could help you increase your affordability
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